July 02, 2007 Quotable Clinton
I am completely loving diving back into former President Bill Clinton's autobiography. Reading his book feels like you are sitting in his office, listening to him tell you about his life. I read about 50 pages at lunch (which sounds like a lot, until you realize that the book is about 1,000 pages long) and I came across a few gems.
On balance, I'm glad I broke free of my fear of tasting liquor on the ship, and I'm relieved I never had a craving for it. I've had enough problems without that one. (p. 136)
In October 2001, I helped Chelsea unpack her things in the flat with a bedroom directly opposite the rooms I had occupied thirty-three years earlier. It was one of those priceless moments when the sunshine takes away all life's shadows. (p. 138)
We lost anyway, but I was glad I hadn't quit the field. As long as you don't quit, you've always got a chance. (p. 143)
He was a pugnacious, tough, liberal Methodist who believed Jesus was sent by his Father God to give us all second chances. (p. 146)
Labels: biography, president, quotations
posted by Jenn at 8:02 PM